I have been a faithful Expression Engine user since 2004. I was lucky enough to be one of the thousand or so people who received free copy way back when. Movable Type had just released version 3, and there was a huge uproar over the new licensing agreement. Pmachine (Expression Engine) decided to take advantage of the bad publicity and give away a ton of free copies (originally $149).
Anyway, I have been a fan ever since. Yeah, version 1.5 might be looking a little long in the tooth, but it works for me. I know they are busy perfecting the new 2.0 version so it’ll be worth the wait.
So, back to the point of this post. I use Expression Engine on another large web site I have. It’s been almost 4 years since I last designed it, and it’s in bad baaaad need of a redesign. It’s true that if you don’t use it, you lose it; a lot of my web coding knowledge has been tucked away into back pockets in my brain, so it’s also been a challenge to relearn CSS. There has been so many new tips and tricks, and the good news is, no need to design for old outdated browsers. I do still need to worry about IE6 users, but further back than that, nope. Done!
So, for the past week or so, I have rolled up my sleeves and concentrated on relearning CSS and the Expression Engine design tags & templates. It’s been a blast. I forgot how much I loved coding!
I don’t know if anyone will care about my redesign process, but I figured that I would try to document it anyway, at least for my own sake.
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I know I knew about this before, but never really looked into it….but Google has a very large collection of books to browse.
Add the books to “Your Library” so you can save them for later. There’s tons of web design, html, css, and photography books available, with links to Amazon & Barnes and Noble. Very cool!
Wheee! yay, finally!
MacRabbit is now offering a public beta for their new code editor named “Espresso”
Oh I wish I could play. My Macbook Pro is staying at Applecare Hospital, and I don’t know if I will be getting it back soon.
It is something I have been looking forward to for awhile though. It looks really great, I can’t wait to check it out on my MBP!
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Hopefully tonight, I will have time to download the trial and experiment.
I love cheat sheets! Found a great resource at Tech Cheat Sheets.
I just used their easy submit form to send the URL for the Expression Engine Quick Reference cheat sheet.
I think this has to be one of my all time favorite podcast interviews. Dan is so down to earth and it’s refreshing to hear conversation about standards and web design.
Word is out and I want to remember the MACCAWS site for future reference. I know it will come in handy. “Making A Commercial Case for Adopting Web Standards” is a resource for web developers and clients alike.